The Orlando Magic (29-43) host the Washington Wizards (32-39) in an Eastern Conference tilt on Tuesday night. This is the third matchup of the season between these clubs, and Washington has dominated the series as of late, winning seven straight. On Jan. 21, the Wizards beat the Magic 138-118. Washington is the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference, with Orlando one spot behind at 13th. Jalen Suggs (concussion) is out for Orlando, while Kyle Kuzma (ankle) is out for Washington.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Magic as a 1-point favorite in the latest Wizards vs. Magic odds. The over/under for total points is set at 226. Before making any Magic vs. Wizards picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Wizards vs. Magic and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Magic vs. Wizards:
- Wizards vs. Magic spread: Orlando -1
- Wizards vs. Magic Over-Under: 226 points
- Wizards vs. Magic money line: Orlando -110, Washington -110
- ORL: Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- WAS: Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home
- Wizards vs. Magic picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Magic can cover
Center Wendell Carter Jr. is a tough and physical finisher in the paint. Carter Jr. has a smooth low post-game while being an active rebounder and defender. The Duke product logs 15.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and he’s recorded a double-double in five of his last seven contests. On March 18 against the Los Angeles Clippers, Carter Jr. had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks.
Guard Markelle Fultz is a smart and heady facilitator. Fultz has good strength and thrives in transition. The Washington product does a great job getting teammates involved, averaging 5.7 assists with 14.1 points per game. On March 16 versus the Phoenix Suns, Fultz finished with 25 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.
Why the Wizards can cover
Center Kristaps Porzingis is a high-level shooter who owns good range and a smooth release. Porzingis stretches the defense out and is a capable rim defender/shot-blocker. The 27-year-old averages 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game. On March 8 against the Atlanta Hawks, Porzingis exploded for 43 points with five rebounds and five dimes.
Guard Bradley Beal continues to be a massive threat offensively. Beal has a sound jumper from all three levels and is explosive when attacking the rack. The three-time All-Star puts up 23.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game. On March 14 versus the Detroit Pistons, Beal supplied 36 points, seven assists, and went 4-of-6 from downtown.
How to make Wizards vs. Magic picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 233 points. The model also says one side hits almost 70% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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